MBP & External Monitor

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jas123, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. Jas123 macrumors member

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    Just wondering if I should limit myself to a 22 Inch, Would a 24 inch or any size be okay? Also will heat increase with the size of the monitor? Thanks.
     
  2. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    Pretty sure you can use whatever size you want...
     
  3. CWallace macrumors 601

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    My MacBook Pro is connected to a 24" and I was planning to get a 30" for a time.
     
  4. Beau10 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm in love with my 23" ACD. Besides being very easy on the eyes, it takes up a bit less space than a typical 24" @ the same resolution, and at the same time having a higher DPI which makes dual monitor mode with my MBP a bit more workable (ie. I can move a window between displays and it doesn't alter in size _too_ much). The resolution is pretty much the bare minimum I can get away with for a long day at work as a software dev. I have a similar setup at the office with a 24" dell and a 19" side display.
     
  5. magid macrumors 6502

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    What do you mean with heat?

    I believe the mbp can support the 30" ACD.
     
  6. Jas123 thread starter macrumors member

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    By heat, I mean will it raise the temp of my GPU diode.
     
  7. MusicallySilent macrumors member

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    If you are just planning on using it for webbrowsing, desktop, and other 2d acceleration tasks or minimal 3d acceleration, it may increase it by a few degrees but likely won't make much of a difference.

    However, if you currently play games at 1440x900 and make the jump in resolution to 1920x1200 it will likely get hotter working harder to push those extra 3d pixels in a high resolution 3d game

    Simply stated - Desktop usage will be little or no temp increase, games will likely increase temp if at full resolution.
     

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